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Roy Allen McManamon was released from his long battle with dementia on October 19, 2022, with his daughter by his side. He was born in Tekoa, Washington, above the gas station, which may have influenced his lifelong love for anything with a motor. After his father died at age 9, he was raised by his grandfather on University Rd in the Spokane Valley. It was there that he met the girl opposite Shirley Dahlen. They were together for all of their school years, and after graduating from Central Valley High School, they got married. Roy started working at the gas station at the end of the street as a mechanic and often commented on how dangerous it was to drive a tow truck on the Lewiston Grade. Throughout his career as a mechanic, he has associated with many people. Eventually he partnered and formed Ray & Roy’s Auto Repair, where he retired, and handed the business over to his son Ron. He and Shirley loved traveling by car to all but 4 states. His favorite being the Washington Coast where he made annual trips to the kite festival with his grandchildren. He loved his man’s toys, owned cars, boats, travel trailers, an RV, motorcycles and snowmobiles which created lots of fun times with his children and grandchildren. His final years were spent at Community Pride Senior Living where he received the best possible care. He is survived by his son Dennis (Joyce) McManamon, his daughter Cheryl McManamon and his son Ron (Kaye) McManamon. He is also survived by his grandchildren Luke (Cassandra) McManamon, Craig McManamon, Kimberly (Zach) Collingham, Kati (Will) Whitlow, Travis McManamon and Lance Knoles (Gabriell Baldwin). As well as many great-grandchildren and extended family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. The memorial service will be held Saturday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m., at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA.